Plenty to squawk about: Spanish capital plans for huge cull of parrots
Madrid has begun planning for a cull of almost all the city's population of thousands of Kramer and Monk parrots, invasive species that the city council says are a nuisance to human neighbours and a threat to public health. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A mass burial is held for more than 2,400 fetal remains found in a garage in Illinois
A mass burial was held in Indiana on Wednesday for the more than 2,400 fetal remains found last year in the Illinois garage of a doctor who performed abortions. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'It's Not Easy For Anyone': Coronavirus Disrupts Life And Work In Hong Kong
Students, business owners, sanitation workers and doctors are all struggling to cope with the daily frustrations of living in a city of 7 million that's afraid of an outbreak of COVID-19.(Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meredith Rizzo Source Type: news

Are coronavirus tests flawed?
Concerns are being raised about the accuracy of the tests for the coronavirus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating a heart arrhythmia in a young dancer
A Yale doctor successfully treated a 10-year-old dancer who had a congenital heart condition that causes abnormally quick heartbeats. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

US announces 15th virus case, this one in Texas evacuee
U.S. officials have announced the country's 15th confirmed case of the new coronavirus — an evacuee from China who had been under quarantine in Texas (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Two students begin professional development as Ciencia Academy Fellows
Yanixa Qui ñones Avilés and Mytien Nguyen will represent Yale among this year’s fellows. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Coronavirus protection: Four things you need to do to avoid catching and spreading virus
THE CORONAVIRUS death toll continues to climb in China as new cases are confirmed in the UK. With no vaccine currently available, people understandably feel helpless, but there are steps one can take to avoid catching or spreading germs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heading in soccer may adversely affect eye function, study finds
A new study in JAMA Ophthalmology adds to mounting evidence that " headers " can cause significant brain trauma, even in older players, including effects on brain and eye function. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK coronavirus: Should you self-isolate? The symptoms to look out for
CORONAVIRUS has been confirmed in nine people in the UK as the number of cases grows across the globe - but should you self isolate? Here are the symptoms to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: The injury that could signal you lack the vitamin
VITAMIN D is a nutrient that the body absorbs through direct exposure to the sun so certain groups that do not get enough sun are at an increased risk of a vitamin D deficiency. The sunshine vitamin plays a key role in bone health so lacking the sunshine can lead to a number of bone problems, including a weighted risk of a certain bone-related injury. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan reports 1st death from virus, 44 more cases on ship
Japan has announced its first death from a new virus, hours after confirming 44 more cases on a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo as fears of the spreading disease mount in the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How I learned to stop worrying and love my Asian Glow
I'm one of the millions of Asians who can't process alcohol and flush or turn red when they drink. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucas Kwan Peterson Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ISC 2020Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

As Virus Tightens Grip on China, the Art World Feels the Squeeze
Movie theaters have closed, art fairs have been canceled and orchestra performances called off as the epidemic has curtailed travel and foot traffic on the mainland and beyond. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth A. Harris Tags: Art Culture (Arts) Art Basel Hong Kong Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Movies Classical Music Auctions China Boston Symphony Orchestra Juilliard School National Symphony Orchestra Source Type: news

322,000 Insulin Pumps Recalled After Injuries, 1 Death Reported
(CNN) — Medtronic has recalled some of its insulin pumps after injuries and one death were reported due to the device malfunctioning, according to a US Food and Drug Administration announcement on Wednesday. The FDA identified it as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Insulin pumps are small devices that can deliver insulin and help diabetes patients reach desired blood glucose levels as part of their management of the disease. Medtronic has recalled certain MiniMed 600 Series insulin pumps for delivering incorrect insulin dosing due to a missing or broken retainer ring, which helps lock the insulin ca...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Diabetes Source Type: news

CDC confirms 15th coronavirus case in U.S.
CDC officials Thursday confirmed the 15th case of COVID-19 in the United States, the second new U.S. case in less than 24 hours. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twelve-hour A&E wait times quadruple in a single year, the worst on record
More than 2,800 patients in England waited 12 hours to be seen in January 2020 compared with 627 in January 2019. This is the highest level recorded since data collection began in 2010. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the killer coronavirus compares to SARS, swine flu and Ebola: Interactive map
The map tracks the lethal flu-like infection, which has killed more than 1,300 people and infected 60,000 - mostly in China - and pits it against SARS in 2003, swine flu in 2009 and Ebola in 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Male lawmaker frets about loss of state income if tampons are included in tax-free holiday
Republican lawmaker Joey Hensley is concerned that women would buy tampons and pads in bulk during Tennessee's upcoming tax-free weekend. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lateshia Beachum Source Type: news

New virus has infected more than 60,000 people globally
A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 60,000 people globally (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from GUCS 2020Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
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What 'dry fasting' is and why you shouldn't do it
Your kidneys don't need to "reset," and your body really, really needs water. Please drink some water. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Roy Source Type: news

These Pakistani students want out of coronavirus-stricken Wuhan. Their government says no
Pakistan has resisted calls to evacuate several hundred students from the virus-hit city, a decision that hinges on health as well as politics. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shashank Bengali, Aoun Sahi Source Type: news

Twins, 17-months-old, are the first in Britain to both be diagnosed with an incurable brain disease
Amelia and Ruby Sampson, from Birmingham, have Rett syndrome. They may not make it to adulthood. Rett claimed the life of Coleen Rooney's sister Rosie McLoughin aged 14. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting coronavirus fears in Japan is an Olympian task
Anxiety over the coronavirus are challenging Japan's meticulous plans for the 2020 Summer Olympics, writes Chris Brown. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Medtronic recalls MiniMed insulin pumps after one death
FDA says the insulin pumps can deliver the wrong amount of insulin, a potentially serious health hazard. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant and breastfeeding women urged to avoid CBD by 'concerned' regulator
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has advised vulnerable people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to steer clear of CBD products, which have boomed in popularity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Lancet Infectious Diseases Commission on antimicrobial resistance: 6 years later
Amongst other points, this update highlights that, except for in a few leading countries, antimicrobial resistance has not captured the sustained focus of national leaders and country-level actors, including care providers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of Vancomycin or Daptomycin With vs Without an Antistaphylococcal β-Lactam on Mortality, Bacteremia, Relapse, or Treatment Failure in Patients With MRSA Bacteremia: A Randomized Clinical Trial
RCT (n=352) found no significant difference in the primary composite end point of mortality, persistent bacteremia, relapse, or treatment failure for addition of an antistaphylococcal β-lactam to standard antibiotic therapy (vancomycin or daptomycin) vs standard therapy alone. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London's second coronavirus patient? Paramedics in hazmat suits march a man out of Paddington flat
Two medics in full protective gowns, gloves and face masks escorted a man out of the block of flats in Paddington and loaded him into the back of an ambulance at around 9.45am this morning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Coronavirus, $45-Billion Cruise Industry Faces a Big Challenge
Cruise companies have been reluctant to release data on bookings, but some travel advisers say they are off by as much as 15 percent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tariro Mzezewa Tags: Cruises Travel and Vacations Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas Source Type: news

Global shares fall as virus cases spike in China
Global shares mostly have fallen after China reported a spike in virus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What are the symptoms and how do I protect myself?
The virus is spreading around the world, but what is it, how can we be protected and can it be stopped? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China's coronavirus death toll reaches 254 in one day
China has reported 254 coronavirus-related deaths in a single day, more than doubling the previous single-day fatality record. Authorities in the country are now confirming cases based on lung scans rather than lab tests which could take days. Debora Patta reports on the increasing number of infections, including aboard cruise ships quarantined off the coast of several countries. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK coronavirus: Can I catch coronavirus from my pet?
UK CORONAVIRUS cases are now at nine, making the country one of the most infected outside of China, where the infection reared its head last year. Can you catch coronavirus from a pet? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearable to spot Alzheimer's being developed
Five million healthy volunteers will be used to map signs of the disease years before symptoms develop. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another N.W.T. patient's health info is made public, this time in the legislature
The Northwest Territories has a history of seeing patient's medical information becoming public. It happened again Tuesday, as MLA Frieda Martselos tabled documents containing heath information from a constituent. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Spanish tech show assesses cost of cancellation over virus
Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair say the cost of cancelling the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) are not known yet (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CORONAVIRUS: Top CDC official warns "we are likely to see community spread in the U.S." as agency prepares to implement "change in our response strategy"
(Natural News) The CDC’s head of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, is primed to win our “most honest CDC official in the history of the CDC” award. She’s just dropped another bombshell of truth that almost everyone else has been trying to wish away with spin and propaganda. “At... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular ice creams like Ben & Jerry's and Twister will stop advertising to children
Unilever, the food giant which looks after brands like Wall's, which makes Twister, will remove cartoons on packaging. In the UK, more than one in three children are overweight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An American in a Locked Down Chinese Town: ‘Everyone Here Is So Bored’
Policed by his neighbors and inundated with misinformation, Bob Huang watches a small community grow increasingly isolated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Stevenson Tags: China Zhejiang Province (China) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infections Quarantines Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: This simple hand washing technique could protect you against the virus
CORONAVIRUS has now affected nine people in the UK, with the latest case being a woman who flew into London from China a few days ago. With health officials predicting more cases will be confirmed in the coming weeks, a simple hand washing technique could help protect you against the virus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Chinese now under LOCKDOWN than the entire population of the United States, 400 million people in over 60 cities
(Natural News) Most people are probably aware of the fact that communist China is home to far more people than the United States. But did you also know that there are now more people under mandatory lockdown in China due to novel coronavirus than there are people currently living in America, period? According to reports,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Since Jan. 20th, the number of coronavirus cases outside China has exploded from 4 to 523... and the media still tells us this pandemic is contained?
(Natural News) Not even a month ago, the total number of novel coronavirus cases outside of China was only four. But now, that number has soared to over 520, which suggests that the situation is hardly under control as various “authorities” are claiming. There are now coronavirus victims in at least 28 different countries, with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment with epilepsy drugs shown to increase risk in suicidal behavior in patients aged 15 to 24
(Natural News) According to a study published in The BMJ, treating epilepsy with a group of drugs known as gabapentinoids is linked to a dangerously increased risk in suicidal behavior in young patients. Gabapentinoids are also commonly used to treat nerve pain and anxiety disorders. This revelation is exceptionally worrying when you take into account the fact that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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EMERGENCY MEDICINE skills: Creating your own penicillin at home
(Natural News) The discovery of penicillin was considered a landmark that changed the face of modern medicine. Penicillin refers to a group of powerful antibacterial drugs that target a wide variety of bacterial infections. While the overuse of antibiotics has been a growing problem in recent years, there is no denying the fact that there... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to stop Google Chrome from mining your personal information
(Natural News) We spend hours each day locked into technology. Many of us spend more time with our smartphones than any actual live human beings, and in some respects, we might almost view our devices as our best friends. But would you continue to trust a friend that betrayed you over and over again? Would... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Pillars of the survival protocol that every prepper needs to master
(Natural News) A good prepper will take into account eight certain factors during any survival scenario. These factors are called the “eight pillars of the survival protocol,” and they are especially crucial for surviving out in the wild. These pillars are shelter, water, food, fire, health, communication, security and navigation. Here are the reasons why those factors... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Can a dirty house help fight chronic disease? Study suggests early exposure to "farm-like microbiota" helps prevent asthma in children
(Natural News) There can be no doubt that proper hygiene practices like regular hand-washing are vital to maintaining good health. An understanding of how germs are spread and what makes people ill has literally saved millions of lives over the past century. But, could it be that we have taken the pursuit of cleanliness too... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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